Famous People From Huddersfield

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List of famous people from Huddersfield, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Huddersfield, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Huddersfield you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Huddersfield, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

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Dec. at 75 (1909-1984)
James Neville Mason was an English actor. After achieving stardom in his native Great Britain, he made the transition to the United States and became one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, ...more
Dec. at 79 (1916-1995)
ames Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx, KG, OBE, FRS, FSS, PC was a British Labour Party politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1964 to 1970 and 1974 to ...more
age 37
Jodie Auckland Whittaker is an English actress. She first came to prominence for her work in the film Venus and has since starred in films such as St Trinian's, Good, St Trinian's 2, and Attack ...more
age 43
Nina Hossain is an English journalist and presenter employed by ITN.
age 68
William Lee "Billy" Currie is an English violist, violinist, pianist, keyboardist, and songwriter. He is best known for his work with new wave band Ultravox, who achieved their ...more
age 25
Reuben Courtney Noble-Lazarus is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker or winger for Rochdale.
age 33
Ajmal Shahzad is an English cricketer who currently plays for Sussex. He is a right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium bowler, who has previously played for Yorkshire from 2004 to 2012, ...more
Ernest Woodhead Dec. at 87 (1857-1944)
Ernest "Ernie" Woodhead born in Huddersfield, was a rugby union footballer of the 1880s, playing at representative level for England, and at club level for Huddersfield, as a Forward, ...more
Dec. at 72 (1874-1946)
Sir Edward Cuthbert Bairstow was an English organist and composer in the Anglican church music tradition.
age 37
Ben Carter is the drummer of the English thrash metal group, Evile.
David Brown Dec. at 89 (1904-1993)
Sir David Brown was an English entrepreneur, managing director of his family firm David Brown Ltd. and one time owner of shipbuilders Vosper Thorneycroft and automobile manufacturer Aston
William Armstrong Fairburn Dec. at 71 (1876-1947)
William Armstrong Fairburn was a noted American author, naval architect, marine engineer, industrial executive, and chemist.
age 88
Brian Robinson is an English former road bicycle racer of the 1950s and early 1960s. He was the first Briton to finish the Tour de France and the first to win a Tour stage. His success as a ...more
David Tindle age 86
David Tindle (1932 - ) is a British painter.
Catherine Aird age 88
Catherine Aird is the pseudonym of novelist Kinn Hamilton McIntosh. She is the author of more than twenty crime fiction novels and several collections of short stories. Her witty, literate, and ...more
age 36
Joanna Lauren Christie is an English actress and singer, known professionally as Joanna Christie. She is noted for her work in the play Equus alongside Daniel Radcliffe but is best known for her ...more
Derek Ibbotson age 86
George Derek Ibbotson MBE was an English runner who excelled in athletics in the 1950s. His most famous achievement was setting a new world record in the mile in 1957. Ibbotson was born in ...more
Matt Crooks age 25
Matt Davidson Rider Crooks is an English footballer who plays as a defender, for Accrington Stanley.
Paul France age 50
Michael Paul France is a former professional footballer who played as a defender for Huddersfield Town. While at Huddersfield he was sent on loan to Cobh Ramblers in November 1988. He was ...more
Anthony Griffith age 32
Anthony James Griffith is an English-born Montserrat international footballer who plays for League Two club Carlisle United. He is noted as a tough tackling defensive midfielder, though at times ...more
John McAliskey age 34
John James McAliskey is a former professional English footballer.
Adam Smith age 34
Nathan Adam Smith, known as Adam Smith, is an English semi-professional footballer who plays for FC Halifax Town as a winger. Smith came through the youth ranks at Chesterfield, who had ...more
Billy Bates Dec. at 45 (1855-1900)
Willie Bates, known as Billy was an English all-round cricketer. Excellent with both bat and ball, Bates scored over 10,000 first-class runs, took more than 870 wickets and was always reliable ...more
Brian Gibson Dec. at 82 (1928-2010)
Brian Gibson was an English professional footballer born in Huddersfield, who played as a defender in the Football League for Huddersfield Town.
Jeremy Illingworth age 41
Jeremy Marcus Illingworth is an English former professional footballer who played as a midfielder in the Football League for Huddersfield Town. He began his career as a trainee with his ...more